One-off concerts pairing indie acts with orchestras are still all the rage. We recently caught Beirut and Clogs/Bell Orchestre & Friends and Grizzly Bear in our neck of the woods, and on Saturday sent Andrew Youssef to shoot M83’s night with the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
As well as a bunch of equipment. Amid the noise separators, headphones, and etc., M83’s live incarnation’s clunkier/more Musician looking than your average Sixteen Candles house band, but Anthony Gonzalez, flashing blue lights, and friends do a good job translating Saturdays=Youth’s icily anthemic “Kim & Jessie” to Conan’s stage. You can see for yourself at… More »
True to John Hughes-inspired form, this latest video — for the OMD-y “Kim & Jessie” from Anthony Gonzales’s awesome ’80s homage Saturdays = Youth — has a pair of pretty (in pink) girls, fighting the odds with funny faces and a bond that prevails over their hormonally charged environment. Oh and also, lots of inline… More »
M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, toned his sounds down on fifth album Saturdays = Youth, but the emotions remain teenage, achy, and perfectly romantic. Following “Coleurs” and “Graveyard Girl,” Gonzalez is releasing another album standout “Kim & Jessie” as a digital single 7/22 on Mute. It’ll include four “Kim & Jessie”‘s — the album version, a… More »
M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, toned his sounds down on fifth album Saturdays = Youth, but the emotions remain teenage, achy, and perfectly romantic. Gonzalez is releasing album standout “Kim & Jessie” as a digital single 7/22 on Mute. It includes four tracks — the album version, a radio edit and remixes from DatA and Montag. More »
M83’s Saturdays=Youth is a big hit, everybody. Congratulations. You know we love it, the P4kers seem to enjoy it, etc. Best part: Anthony’s just 26 and, judging by his perennial remix parade, showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. Today’s example of M83ery comes with his retouching of Aussie band Midnight Juggernauts’ “Shadows” which,… More »
We really like Saturday = Youth. Like M83’s past work it’s really New Romantic, but the structures are less colossal. As we mentioned while discussing “Coleurs,” “We dig M83 the most when Gonzales is jetting through space-y epics that feel like they could implode at any minute, making the whole universe glow … We’ve only… More »
Anthony Gonzales, aka M83, like his sounds big. Good thing: We dig M83 the most when Gonzales is jetting through space-y epics that feel like they could implode at any minute, making the whole universe glow. The band’s fifth studio record Saturdays = Youth is out this spring. We’ve only heard one track, the smooth-as-the-milky-way… More »